Dregs – Drinking Toasts

All communities in the world have drinking toasts. The Irish have been believed to start the trend of proposing toasts in gatherings, however the practice can be traced back to the earliest times when The Moguls in India and the Vikings in Scandinavia drank to the honor of fellow warriors or of women they wooed and loved.

A toast, literally, is orating a phrase, sentence or even entire pieces of poetry and the act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing or even an event.

Besides the more than customary “Cheers!”, there are in fact a great deal of drinking toasts, mostly ones whose origins are unknown, which do the rounds in parties, pubs and bars all across the world. Why and how the word ‘cheers’ came about is not known but there are in fact a lot of people who have different opinions on the origin and the reason.

We at Tulleeho have hence made an attempt to put forth a compilation of popular and interesting toasts along with occasion-specific toasts. We sincerely hope that you enjoy them and use them to your advantage .

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Here is a list of toasts to help you say the linguistically correct thing when you are traveling :
French – “A votre sante!”( To your health )
Italian – ” Salute!” ( To health ) / “Cin Cin”
British – “Cheers!”
Hungarian – “Ege’sze’ge’re!” ( To good health )
Japanese – “Kanpai!” ( pronounced Kampai )
Polish – “Na Zdrowie!” ( To health )
Russian – “Za vashe zdorovye!” ( To your health )
Greek – “Yasas!” / “Eis Igian!” / “Stin ijiasas!”
Chinese – “Wen Lie!” / “Gan bie!”
Irish – “Slainte!”
Swedish – “Skal!”
Brazilian – “Saude!” ( Health )
Spanish – “Salud!” ( Health )
German – “Prost!” ( from Latin ‘prosit’ – may it be good )
Zulu (Africa) – “Ooogy Wawa!”
India – “Tulleeho!”


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Here’s to the perfect girl,
I couldn’t ask for more.
She’s deaf ‘n dumb, oversexed,
and owns a liquor store

Here’s to the breezes that blow through the trees,
That blow the skirts off of young girls’ knees,
Which lead to the sights that sometimes pleases,
But more often leads to social diseases.

On the chest of a barmaid in Sale
Were tattooed the prices of ale.
And on her behind,
For the sake of the blind,
Was the same information in braille.

In all this world, why I do think
There are five reasons why we drink:
Good friends,
good wine,
lest we be dry
and any other reason why.

Of all my favorite things to do,
the utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
with each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!

Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.
If you cheat, may you cheat death
If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart.
If you fight, may you fight for a brother
And if you drink, may you drink with me.

No matter how beautiful,
how smart, or how cute she is…
somebody somewhere, is sick of her sh*t!
May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, “this drink’s on me.”

“May you be in heaven fifteen minutes before the devil knows you are dead.”

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.


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When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
–Old Irish toast

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A drink for you—and another one!
–Old Irish toast

An Irishman is never drunk as long as
He can hold onto one blade of grass and not
Fall off the face of the earth.
–Old Irish toast

Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.
–Edgar Allen Poe

May the devil make a ladder of your backbone
While he is picking apples in the garden of Hell.
–Old Irish toast

Eat thy bread with joy,
and drink thy wine with a merry heart.
-Ecclesiastes 9:10

When money’s tight and hard to get
and your horse is also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt
a pint of plain is your only man.
–Old Irish toast

The problem with some people is that
when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
–William Butler Yeats

Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
–Alexander Pope

A mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer.
–Ancient Egyptian Wisdom, 2200 B.C.

May you live to be a hundred years,
With one extra year to repent!
–Old Irish toast

May you die in bed at 95 years,
Shot by a jealous wife [husband]!
-Jonathan Swift

Do not resent growing old.
Many are denied the privilege.
—Jonathan Swift

Payday came and with it beer.
-Rudyard Kipling

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
–Oscar Wilde

Drinkers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your money, your woman, your liver, your kids, your sanity, your job….


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Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention,
but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
–Humorist Dave Barry

I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to
celebrate a major event such as the fall of communism
or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.
— Dave Barry

I love to drink martinis.
Two at the very most.
Three I’m under the table.
Four I’m under the host!
–Dorothy Parker

Here’s to heat…
not the kind that ignites and burns down shantys…
but the kind that exictes…and slides down panties!

To women and horses…
And the men that ride them.

Here’s to all of the women who have used me and abused me…
And may they continue to do so!

Said the Sardarjee to the bartender ,” I’ll have what the man on the floor’s having!”.

Here’s to life — ain’t it grand.
Just got divorced from my old man.
I laughed and laughed at the court’s decision.
They gave him the kids and they ain’t even his’n!!


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Here’s to you both
a beautiful pair,
on the birthday of
your love affair.

Here’s to the husband
and here’s to the wife.
May they be lovers
the rest of their life.

May your wedding night be like a kitchen table…
all legs and no drawers.

May all your ups and downs be between the sheets

Here’s to the home that (insert bride and groom’s names) shall build.
It shall have a kitchen on the first floor,
a bar on the second floor,
a bedroom on the third floor,
and a cathedral on the fourth.
So they can eat when they are hungry,
drink when they are dry,
make love when they are lonely,
and have salvation when they die.

Here’s to the girl I love the best.
I’ve loved her naked, and I’ve loved her dressed.
I’ve loved her standing and I’ve loved her lying.
And if she had wings, I’d love her flying.
And when she’s dead and long forgotten,
I’ll dig her up and love her rotten.

May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.


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Happiness being a dessert so sweet
May life give you more than you can ever eat

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life,
but never catch up.

You’re not too old when your hair turns gray
You’re not too old when your teeth decay.
But you’ll know you’re awaiting that final sleep,
When your mind makes promises your body can’t keep.

Four blessings upon you…
Older whiskey
Younger women
Faster horses
More money

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you


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May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

Twenty years a child;
twenty years running wild;
twenty years a mature man,
and after that, praying.

May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.

To all the days here and after
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.

May you always have a cool head and a warm heart.

May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

May your bank account always be bigger than your troubles.

There are several good reasons for drinking
and one has just entered my head.
If a man can’t drink when he’s living,
then how the hell can he drink
when he’s dead.

And the best toast for all of us here remains the inspiration and the basis of our current existence.